Start your weekend on Wednesday! Join MAP and Amanda Burnham at the Towson Town Center for IMPACT, a new public art series. Then, on Friday catch MFA Thesis Shows at MICA and surrounding areas and, later, Time is a Milk Bowl, a music and video performance at the Bromo Tower by Zoe Friedman and Peals. On Saturday, there’s too much to do! In the afternoon, view Contemporary Film Shorts at the BMA or come to my Juror’s Talk at 1 pm at Area 405. In the evening, don’t miss Caitlin Cunningham’s solo show at sophiajacob, Lotta Art, the amazing art auction/fundraiser for School 33 at Silo Point, and the Marquee Ball and auction at Creative Alliance, with a film noir costume theme. On Sunday, check out the new Koban project, created by Deanna Haggag, Michael Benevento, and Chloe Helton-Gallagher. As always, more details are below…

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IMPACT featuring Amanda Burnham opens Wednesday, April 17 at Towson Town Center

IMPACT is a new, public art program developed to extend Maryland Art Place’s programming to broader audiences. Each IMPACT project is unique in itself and is developed based on the partnering site. MAP plans to sponsor roughly six IMPACT projects over the course of 2013 and 2014.

MAP is launching its 2013 IMPACT project with a public art installation at Towson Town Center. Artist Amanda Burnham was selected for the project and her wall installation, Loop, is currently on display at Towson Town Center.

“My piece for Towson Town Center draws from photographs and studies culled from the immediate surroundings in Towson and reinterpreted to suggest the specific vitality of the area.” – Amanda Burnham

Wednesday, April 17 from 6pm – 7:30pm: Public reception for the launch of IMPACT at Towson Town Center in the Crate & Barrel Court.
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MICA MFA Thesis II Reception Friday, April 19 from 5-7 pm at various locations

Check out the super slick and user friendly Thesis Website for images and more info: http://graduate.mica.edu/thesis/

 

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Current Space is pleased to announce Time Is A Milk Bowl, April 19, at 9pm Sharp at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Building.

Time is a Milk Bowl is an experimental music and video collaboration by artist Zoe Friedman and the band Peals (Bruce Willen and Current Space studio member William Cashion). Using the unique interior of the clock tower in the Bromo Seltzer Arts Building, Zoe Friedman will project videos onto the four clock faces while the band will perform a score specifically designed for the space. Bringing awareness to our relationship with time, and the ultimate ephemeral nature of all things, the event will be an all-immersive art and sound installation that interacts with the industrial mechanics of the building.

Made possible by the Baltimore Office of Promotion of the Arts and Current Space, the event will take place in the historic Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, located on the corner of Lombard and Eutaw Street. The performance will begin at 9pm sharp. There will be two sets with an intermission in between.

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Come to Area 405 for a Juror Talk with Cara Ober on Saturday, April 20th at 1pm. Ober will be giving a talk about her choices for the show and taking questions from the audience. This is a great opportunity to ask Cara about jurying shows, curating, producing and writing about art.

FORMALITY features artists from a 150 mile radius of Baltimore. We received applications from a dozen different regional schools, and Ms. Ober selected over 50 works of art from the following Colleges and Universities to be included.

Towson University
Maryland Institute College of Art
University of Maryland, College Park
St Mary’s College of Maryland
Massachusetts College of Art & Design Low Residency MFA
George Mason University
American University
Montgomery College

Cara Ober is an artist, professor, curator and writer based in Baltimore. She is the founder of Bmoreart Blog and writes reviews for many publications including ARTnews and The Baltimore Sun. She also served as the Urbanite Magazine’s Online Arts and Culture Editor. Ober has curated numerous exhibitions throughout the region and has been a guest lecturer for the Hirschhorn Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, the College Art Association and many others.

EXHIBITION DATES: March 30th – April 20th, 2013

Deinstallation: Saturday, April 20th, 3-6pm

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LOTTA ART 2013
April 20, 2013
Silo Point, located at 1200 Steuart Street
www.silopoint.com
School 33 Art Center’s Annual Fundraiser & Exhibition

Tickets are on sale now!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A TICKET

Art ticket – $175 each
Art ticket – $150 for members and tickets purchased before April 5, 2013
Guest ticket – $50, not eligible to select art work Mark Your Calendar for Lotta Art 2013!

This annual event raises funds for the support and growth of School 33, the renowned Baltimore arts institution that has championed the arts for nearly 30 years through exhibitions, studio space, and arts education.

Lotta Art features juried art by local artists who have generously donated their work to benefit School 33 Art Center. Each art ticket holder is guaranteed a work of art in this lottery-style drawing.

All artwork will be available for preview on School 33’s website www.school33.org on March 30, 2013 and at Silo Point beginning April 13, 2013.

Cocktail Buffet and Art Viewing begins at 5:30PM
Drawing begins promptly at 6:30PM

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Marquee Ball: Kiss Me Deadly & The Golden Age of Film Noir
Saturday, April 20 – 6pm Dinner 7:30pm Lounge Party 9:30pm Dance Party

Baltimore’s Best Costume Bash! Three parties in one evening!

Private Eye Dinner
Our honorary chair, M&T’s Mike “the Hammer” Riley, invites you to join us for a ritzy dinner. Creative Alliance doles out the Formstone Award to the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and the Lifetime Achievement Award to jazz great Ethel Ennis! LIVE Auction! LIVE Jazz! 6pm. Tix $185. Table of 10 @ Dinner: $1,650. Includes full dinner, live auction, entertainment, open bar all night, and tix to Dance Party.

Marquee Lounge Noir Cocktail & Buffet
Get dolled up in black and white, or blood red, and step into the Golden Age of Film Noir. Hosted by Jeanine and Pat Turner, the Marquee Lounge turns into a sultry nightclub as we debut a special cocktail with a Clementine’s buffet just for this soiree. Then dance to the Bellevederes! Ticket includes a scrumptious buffet, special noir cocktails, beer, wine, and tix to the Speakeasy Dance Party. 7:30pm. Tix $90. (ONLY 55 tickets available)

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Speakeasy Dance Party
Party w/the Bellevederes. Join other private eyes, femme fatales, and regular stiffs, and rock out to the awesome power of the Baltimore’s Boogaloo-ing Bellevederes. Creative Alliance is transformed into film noir scenes of Blood Red Kisses and White Hot Thrills. Doors open @ 9:30pm. Advance $40, $35 mbrs. $45 at door. Includes performances, silent auction, beer, wine, and light fare.

The Shakedown Auction – Bidding ends Sat Apr 20 @ 11pm during the Ball

Creative Alliance’s annual madcap costume ball and fundraiser, the Marquee Ball, is accompanied by a silent auction. This year’s theme is based the film noir flick Kiss Me Deadly. Under the sure-footed direction of GOYA Contemporary’s director and curator, Amy Eva Raehse, the always exhilarating Marquee Ball Auction offers you a great opportunity to add to (or start!) your own art collection. With some fancy detective work you can spot a fabulous work of art to take home from this great group exhibition. Shake down the competition by plotting your bidding strategies at the Preview on Wed April 17 from 5:30-7:30pm.

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Caitlin Cunningham
April 20 – May 25, 2013
Opening reception April 20, 7-10pm

sophiajacob is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Caitlin Cunningham. Keeping with recurrent themes in the artist’s work, this project parodies misogyny in modern art and its relationship to perpetually consumed depictions of idyllic landscapes and escape-fantasies. Caitlin’s exhibition grows from an inquiry into the mythology of Paul Gauguin and the venerable choke-hold of tourism in the area known as Tahiti (French Polynesia).

My process involves reading, writing, making objects inspired by the master, using the paint colors he did according to Eyewitness books, and assembling relevant ephemera into illogical but possibly related narratives. ~ CC

Caitlin Cunningham (b. 1983, Chicago) holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and currently resides in Baltimore. Notable group exhibitions include Gran Prix, curated by Gresham’s Ghost, Black Foliage curated by Matthew Craven, Glass House at Nudashank, and Encountering Nature at Towson University. Last fall, Caitlin organized a two-person exhibition of potted weeds at the Rawlings Conservatory in Baltimore. This will be Caitlin’s first solo exhibition.

sophiajacob
510 W. Franklin Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Contemporary Shorts at the Baltimore Museum of Art
Saturday, April 20 from 2 – 4 PM

Don’t miss 14 short experimental films by artists from Baltimore to LA exploring themes in the BMA’s contemporary collection—from the poetry of everyday to the legacy of pop—then enjoy a gallery talk highlighting some of the artworks! In collaboration with Sight Unseen, a roaming monthly screening series.

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“The surveillance police booth is cloaked in dense, black, domestic curtains thus preventing the inherent function of the one way mirror,” writes artist Adrian Lohmüller, setting the stage for his installation Blind Study II (A Psychology of Building). Lohmüller’s enigmatic environment will be the inaugural exhibition for The Koban Project, a new experimental art space located on the SW corner or Charles and Lanvale in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. Employing domestic materials Lohmüller will subvert the assumed function of the former police station, preventing its use as a site of voyeurism and scrutiny. A study, perched atop the police box itself and thus outside the gaze of the authorities, welcomes viewers to engage with Glenn Robert Lym’s text “A Psychology of Building,” or perhaps contemplate what books they might line the otherwise empty shelves with. The installation includes a sound piece by Meghan Tomeo. From the interior of the cloaked booth emanate voices of people recounting intimate spatial experiences and their positions within their immediate architectural surroundings.

“Here the public realm protects itself against the harmful gaze of control under which it cannot be completely free. Granting a lack of control over criminal activity further demands a definition of what can be criminal to begin with.”

Please join us Sunday, April 21st, 2013 from 3-6PM at the Café Sage (34 E Lanvale Street) for a reception with the artists and organizers of The Koban Project. We look forward to discussing the future of this project with our community.

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The Koban Project creates a unique opportunity for artistic experimentation by curating artists who will transform the vacant police koban at the corner of N Charles Street and E Lanvale Street in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District with bi-monthly exhibitions throughout 2013. Generously sponsored by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, The Koban Project is a program of Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc., curated by Michael Benevento, Deana Haggag, and Chloe Helton-Gallagher.

For additional information about The Koban Project please contact [email protected] or refer to kobanproject.com or stationnorth.org.